We have the first renderings, provided here on the blog with permission, of what is called City Gateway, the office and campus building planned for the Southern Gateway area of downtown Raleigh. For a quick recap, jump back to this December 2016 post.
City Gateway will be home to the Exploris K-8 charter school and a number of other businesses. The building comes to us from SfL+a Architects who have worked on a few other projects including energy positive schools. That means City Gateway will “on average over the year produce more energy from renewable energy sources than it imports from external sources,” according to the Global Buildings Performance Network.
According to the Triangle Business Journal, City Gateway should break ground this July with completion about a year and half later. (or whatever Winter 2018 means to you)
For clarification, let’s define a few “gateway” terms:
- City Gateway is this upcoming energy positive building.
- Gateway Center is what the city has defined as the area on the southern side of downtown. Explore more on that in this post.
- The Southern Gateway is a much larger area from the southern end of downtown towards I-40 and ending around Tryon Road. There’s a study on that ongoing and you can dive into that project on the city’s website.
- Change in Design for City Gateway (August 10, 2017, 15 Comments)
- Site Plans Show 10-Story Building for Gateway Center (August 10, 2017, 20 Comments)
- Revisiting The Gateway Center (August 10, 2017, 55 Comments)